The State of Suffolk is a key document of the Suffolk Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). It is intended to provide an overview of the strategic health and wellbeing related needs in Suffolk, including the wider issues that affect local people, such as housing, employment, education and the environment.

In a hurry? 
 - Five stats and facts YOU need to know
- Executive summary
 - Suffolk 20+ (what Suffolk might be like in 20 years' time)

We thank everyone who has been involved in the creation of State of Suffolk: acknowledgements.

The State of Suffolk is focused on 11 core areas.

Public Health Suffolk's intelligence and reports are grouped by these eleven areas, and can be found by clicking on the "further information" link after each area above. 

Number State of Suffolk 2019 area/chapter Further information link - this contains all the related reports, health needs assessments and topic papers
1 Who we are  further information about our population
2 Where we live further information about where we live
3 How we develop further information about child development, and education
4 How we work  further information about employment and the economy
5 How we travel further information about transport
6 How we communicate further information about ways of communication and isolation/ loneliness
7 Suffolk communities  further information about communities and community assets
8 How we stay safe further information about crime, fires and staying safe in Suffolk
9 Lifestyle  further information about diet, smoking and other lifestyle related factors
10 When we get ill further information about illness and conditions 
11 How we sustain Suffolk further information around wider determinants of health related to sustainability 


On 1 April 2019:
West Suffolk Council replaced Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council
East Suffolk Council replaced Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council
This State of Suffolk report was created before these changes, so gives information for the pre-2019 council areas.


All JSNA resources, including this 2019 State of Suffolk report, have been used to inform the 2019-22 refresh of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This is the final refresh of a ten-year strategy 2012 – 2022.

For more information, please contact the Knowledge and Intelligence Team, Suffolk Public Health.

The State of Suffolk Report 2015 can be found HERE